There's absolutely no doubt that seat belts save lives -- that's why they're required by law. Under the right circumstances, however, seat belts can also end up being the cause of unexpected injuries, particularly among pregnant women.
We’ve all done it. We’ve stayed up all night cramming for a final exam. We’ve stared at our bedroom ceiling until dawn, anxious about our big job interview the next day. We may think a sleepless night shows academic or professional dedication. And there’s nothing really wrong with that.
Drivers, it's time to take a stand for safety and stop taking left-hand turns. At the very least, stop taking them on city streets where you're risking a wreck.
While the following story isn't particularly current, it still happened here in Pennsylvania and it exemplifies the wide variety of circumstances and problems that can befell people out on the road.
An accident that happened earlier this morning has left one pedestrian dead and the police investigating the incident. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. and there are questions about the visibility at the time of the accident. There was also substantial traffic from the sounds of it, meaning that there were plenty of witnesses for the police to talk to in order to find out what exactly happened in this particular case.
Motorists that are injured in a car accident have a lot of things to think about. What will happen to their families while they are injured? What will happen to their damaged vehicle? How will their medical bills be paid for? What were the circumstances of the crash, and are there any signs that another driver was liable? For their long-term health, are there any steps they can take to earn the compensatory damages they will need?
As many Pittsburgh residents know, Uber has invested heavily into their self-driving fleet and they have put a lot of these vehicles out on our streets here in the Steel City. As is expected, some problems have arisen and Uber is working towards fixing these issues. But that hasn't stopped accident from happening that involve their self-driving vehicles. Another one of these accidents, and it is still unclear what actually happened in the lead-up to the crash.
An early morning series of accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left two people dead and the police scrambling to investigate the entire scene. The fatal wreck was triggered by two other accidents that preceded it. The first wreck saw a car hit the guardrail, which was followed by two passenger cars colliding with each other.
An accident involving three vehicles left numerous people with injuries and the police scrambling to find out what exactly went on in the build-up to this crazy crash. The accident happened at an intersection in Penn Hills, where three vehicles came together in a scary wreck. There are photos of the vehicles in the source article linked at the bottom of this post, and the damage to each one of them is extensive.
In our last post, we talked about the seemingly infinite amount of risks out on the road. Anyone who is out on a street or highway -- may it be a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a motor vehicle driver, or otherwise -- needs to be aware of their surroundings and proceed with caution.